Table 1

Distribution of injury cases in number and percentage by age, gender, nationality, skiing ability, equipment, used rented equipment, attained skiing instruction and helmet wear.

CharacteristicControls (N=2992)Injuries (N=3277)p Values, injuries versus controlsPotentially severe injuries (N=1752)p Values, potentially severe injuries versus other injuries
Age<0.0010.99
 <13 years295 (9.9)453 (13.8)87 (13.3)
 13–20 years766 (25.6)1392 (42.5)27 (41.4)
 >20 years1919 (64.1)1393 (42.5)269 (41.3)
 Missing12 (0.4)39 (1.2)5 (0.8)
Sex0.880.75
 Males1801 (60.2)1965 (60.0)391 (62.0)
 Females1185 (39.6)1281 (39.1)234 (37.0)
 Missing6 (0.2)31 (0.9)6 (1.0)
Nationality<0.0001<0.001
 Norwegian1639 (54.8)1717 (52.4)373 (59.1)
 Swedish569 (19.0)634 (19.4)92 (14.6)
 Danish615 (20.6)661 (20.2)96 (15.2)
 Others162 (5.4)260 (7.9)70 (11.1)
 Missing7 (0.2)5 (0.1)0
Skiing ability<0.00010.63
 Expert570 (19.1)448 (13.7)85 (13.5)
 Good1055 (35.3)946 (28.9)195 (30.9)
 Intermediate1005 (33.6)963 (29.4)182 (28.8)
 Beginner348 (11.6)846 (25.8)156 (24.7)
 Missing14 (0.4)74 (2.2)13 (2.0)
Equipment<0.0001<0.001
 Alpine skiers1827 (61.1)1607 (49.1)267 (42.3)
 Snowboarders757 (25.3)1391 (42.5)326 (51.7)
 Telemark303 (10.1)179 (5.5)30 (4.8)
 Others21 (0.7)6 (0.2)6 (1.0)
 Missing84 (2.8)94 (2.8)2 (0.3)
Used rented equipment<0.00010.18
 Yes829 (27.7)1058 (32.3)189 (30.0)
 No2157 (72.1)2143 (65.4)427 (67.7)
 Missing6 (0.2)76 (2.3)15 (2.4)
Skiing instruction0.13<0.001
 Yes993 (33.2)1018 (31.1)161 (25.5)
 No1990 (66.5)2053 (62.7)444 (70.4)
 Missing9 (0.3)33 (5.5)26 (4.1)
Helmet wear0.090.35
 Yes656 (21.9)780 (23.8)159 (25.2)
 No2330 (77.9)2443 (74.6)461 (73.1)
 Missing5 (0.2)54 (1.6)11 (1.7)
  • Values are number (percentages) within the relevant group.